Friday 20 March 2020

The Book Blogger Hop Collection! #1

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Billy at the Coffee Addicted Writer.
I often participate in the hops but sometimes I don't have a lot to say to the questions - thus it doesn't make a very good blog post - so I don't join in.
Well, like what I did with the Tell Me Something Tuesday prompts a couple of weeks ago, I've decided to bunch some of the past questions up and answer them all at once!

 If you could add one interactive feature to reading books, what would it be?

The ability to tap on a word and hear how it's pronounced!

Other than book reviews, what do you feature on your blog? 

Other than book reviews, I take part in bookish memes (such as this one), I join the Sunday Post every week and I occasionally post cover reveals and take part in book blitzes if the book or author interests me or is a favourite. 

At the moment, the only non-bookish thing I share on my blog regularly is my family adventure posts where I share some pictures and details of days out to interesting places.

When did you first know you’re truly a bookworm? Did you lose sleep over a novel?

I've lost sleep over many novels but losing sleep over a book wasn't the moment I realised I was "truly" a bookworm. I actually have no idea when I realised I was a bookworm... It was probably when I left home to start university and would rather stay in and read than go out drinking.

What is your go-to recommendation for someone who doesn’t read often?

I don't have one and I'd find it impossible for no book is a catch-all for every single person!
In order to recommend a book for someone, you need to know a bit about them and where their interests lie. 

 What were some of the most memorable books you read as a child? What made them memorable?

I honestly don't remember a lot of books I read as a child beyond things I read in school like The Witches, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Terry Pratchet's Diggers, Truckers and Wings. 

The one book from my childhood that really jumps out at me is one called Both Sides of Time by Caroline B Cooney. 
It was a YA time-travelling adventure with a doomed romantic element... It's probably the beginning of my romance reading fixation and I'm going to read it again one day and see if it's as I remember.

Name one book being released in 2020 that you would prefer to skip.

I have no idea... The only books I maintain any real awareness of are ones I'm waiting on releasing because I want to read them!

I guess one release I kept hearing about but couldn't care less if I tried is Karen McManus One of Us Is Next.

 What is your opinion of bibliotherapy? Do you think this is a useful way of dealing with psychological issues?

I have no idea what bibliotherapy actually is so I can't really comment!
However, I do personally find reading to be a wonderful thing for my own mental health so if it involves using books to work through your issues then I don't see why it wouldn't be useful!

 Do you talk to strangers about books especially when you see someone reading a book?

No, talking to strangers out in the wild is my idea of torture and if a random person were to start gibbering at me about whatever book I was reading (say on a train or something) I'd want nothing more than for them to shut up and leave me alone. 
(Oh wow, reading that back it seems really harsh... But sadly, true.)

Do you think that readers make better employees, as opposed to non-readers? Why or why not?

I fail to see what difference being a reader makes to a person's performance at work with the exclusion of those who work in bookshops or libraries.



  1. I agree-you can't recommend one book to everyone as we all have different tastes. And like you, I only pay attention to what I want to read rather than waste time thinking about stuff I don't! No I hate strangers interrupting me when I'm reading so I'd never do it to them. There is also the fact that I have no interest in talking to strangers unless I really have to!

    1. The talking to strangers comment had me giggling... That is me too.

  2. Pronunciation would be good! I know there are lots of names and such in fantasy novels that I have no clue how to pronounce 😊

    1. Fantasy is super hard to know how to pronounce things!

  3. Interesting perspectives :) On the first question - I would LOVE to hear how some words are pronounced! I hate having exposure to a lot of ideas because of reading, but then sounding dumb because I can't pronounce the words. LOL

  4. I don't talk to strangers about books either.

    1. I really hate talking to strangers, period. It's worse when it's about books, lol.

  5. Oh pronunciation would be good! Especially if the author is foreign for you (well me, that's what always happens to me) so I would know the pronunciation of names and last names, of cities, too! Nice answer!!

    Thanks for stopping by ;)

    Have a nice weekend!

  6. I could never think of a singular book for non-readers to get them to read either, though adaptations seem to get many non-passionate readers interested. I love McManus' books. I know your heart leans more UF, so you probably wouldn't miss it. Even more since you probably didn't read book 1, but I thought it was fabulous.

    1. McManus is certainly popular but I strongly suspect just not for me. :(

  7. You have wounded me deeply by including One of Us is Next, haha :'(

    1. *hangs head in shame* Sorry, Sarah! :)

  8. Yeahhh I'm super awkward when people ask me what I'm reading or comment on what I'm reading. LOL I like seeing people read out in public, but I don't talk to them about it. And yesss- I'd love to be able to "click" a word and know how it's pronounced.


    1. I really dont like it when people ask what I'm reading... I normally answer "a book" and it gets awkward when I wont elaborate, lol.


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